Practice for Your Driver’s License Exam

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020 by Brandy

Through our partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Daniel Boone Regional Library can help you get your Missouri driver’s license. With this service, all library cardholders have online access to the Missouri driver’s manual and free practice exams.

You will need to log in using your DBRL library card number. Your PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY). If you have questions or encounter difficulties logging in, please call (573) 443-3161 or 1-800-324-4806.

The Selector’s Selections: May 2020

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Brianna

The following are just a small selection of the plethora of delightful books we have available digitally. If there’s a book you’d really love to read that we don’t have on OverDrive or Hoopla, use this form to let me know! Sometimes I can even purchase digital copies of books that are out of print in physical format. For example, I recently picked up these wonderful 1980s horror books! Seriously, if you like horror they are worth a read—there’s a haunted house populated by Dungeons & Dragons style monsters. It’s awesome. With no further ado, here are my selections for the merry month of May. Continue reading “The Selector’s Selections: May 2020”

2020 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by Brandy

2020 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees (PDF)

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Fifteen young adult book clubs from libraries across the country are responsible for determining this list of 25 nominees. Teens nationwide have nearly six months to read as many titles as possible before voting on their favorites in the fall. The ten finalists will be announced in October during Teen Read week.

Below is this year’s full list of nominees. The library offers print, eBook and audiobook editions of most titles. Continue reading “2020 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees”

2020 Teen Book Tournament Champion

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2020 by Brandy

After three months of competition, central Missouri teens have selected their March Madness Teen Book Tournament Champion! We began with a list of 16 finalists which included bestsellers such as “On the Come Up” by Angie Thomas and “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds, and popular series starters like “Scythe” by Neal Shusterman and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han.

Many thanks to the teachers and school librarians who have supported this program, and to all the teens who have participated! And now, our 2020 champion is….

Turtles All the Way Down” by John Green

Subscribe to our teen program newsletter to get a sneak peek  of this year’s Summer Reading program, “Imagine Your Story.” Through this program, the library challenges young adults to read for 15 hours, share three book reviews and do seven of our suggested activities. Complete the challenge, and you will be eligible to win some pretty awesome prizes like an Amazon Fire tablet! More information to come later this month.

The Selector’s Selections: April 2020

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by Brianna

I just want you all to know that the library is still buying books for you! I’m focusing on eBooks and downloadable audiobooks these days, and we have some really great options. The best part is that it’s easy to keep up with holds since there’s no processing time on these, so hopefully you won’t have to wait too long for anything. Anyway, here’s some books I’m excited about! Continue reading “The Selector’s Selections: April 2020”

Online ACT Test Prep Resources

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020 by Brandy

ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered students should have received an email informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. You’ll find answers to a list of frequently asked questions on their website.

In the meantime, the library has several online resources to help you further hone your English, math, reading and science skills. Take free online practice exams through LearningExpress Library, or check out our eBook study guides: Continue reading “Online ACT Test Prep Resources”

2020 Printz and Alex Award Winners

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Brandy

Early every year, the American Library Association (ALA) hosts its annual Youth Media Awards Press Conference. At this time, authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature are recognized for the amazing works they have published over the last year.

The Michael L. Printz Award is given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). In addition to this year’s winning title, there were also four honor books chosen:

Award Winner: “Dig” by A.S. King
Honor Book: “The Beast Player” written by Nahoko Uehashi and translated by Cathy Hirano
Honor Book: “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me” written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Honor Book: “Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir” by Nikki Grimes
Honor Book: “Where the World Ends” by Geraldine McCaughrean

Continue reading “2020 Printz and Alex Award Winners”

The Selector’s Selections: February 2020

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Brianna

I have some favorite books that I love to reread. Anything by Tamora Pierce and the Harry Potter books always make my list, and I’m currently rereading A Court of Thorns and Roses. But I absolutely love making time for new books as well! You never know when you’ll fall so completely in love with a book that you immediately buy copies for yourself and all your friends, and give it the place of highest honor on your bookshelf. Anyway, here’s some new books at your library! Continue reading “The Selector’s Selections: February 2020”

College Planning Strategies

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Brandy

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER

Next month, the Columbia Public Library will host a free workshop, “College Planning Strategies.” Join us on Wednesday, February 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. as you learn how to work toward your goals while in high school. Kristie Beck of Savvy Strategies will share tips on finding the right colleges, completing the application process and maximizing your chances of getting accepted.

This program is for families with children in grades 7-11. Both parents and students are welcome. Sign-up begins Tuesday, January 28. Register online or call (573) 443-3161.

As you make your journey toward college, don’t forget that the library has a wealth of resources to help you:

2020 March Madness Contenders

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019 by Brandy

Teen Book ChampPrintable Flyer (PDF)

At the Daniel Boone Regional Library, preparation for March Madness begins in December when we announce our 16 most popular teen books. This gives you over two months to read these titles and get ready to vote for your favorites in the spring. You have through Sunday, March 8 to vote for your favorite 8 books. Then, the competition heats up, as each week in March, young adults vote to narrow down the list of contenders until a single title emerges as the Mid-Missouri teen book champion!

Each round you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Fire tablet. March Madness is open to all teens ages 12-18 who live in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri. Continue reading “2020 March Madness Contenders”